August 21, 2013 Subject:
Mum used to smoke Alpines in the 1960s so I have a bit of an affinity for these commercials, not that I saw any of them here in Australia. As far a cigarette commercials go, this collection probably can't be bettered. Video quality is good, sound is good, jingles are wonderful and inventive. And the range and variety is extensive.
A magnetically attractive man smoking two cigarettes at once. I know it sounds silly, but I think it's hypnotically sexy. Why the heck can't advertisers do that today? I also enjoyed the music as well as the black & white mountain photography. I just wish they shot it in color, but color TV wasn't on the market in 1959. It's strange for me because I was born that year.
June 17, 2010 Subject:
If Sex Doesn't Work , How About A Free Dog ?
These were funny. Hair dryer here I come !
May 10, 2010 Subject:
this is Funny
...I think it's a measure of six beats followed by two measures of 5 beats followed by a 4/4 measure in the first series of jingles. Wow! I could be wrong, but this is a really amazing sound, with the odd time signatures! No wonder they didn't sell (I guess). The jingle went over everyone's head!
Seriously, I keep thinking about the dozens, maybe hundreds of musicians, singers, music copyists, arrangers, actors, and music producers who must've been paid millions to produce these clever jingles. They are clever and very sophisticated musically. I mean, I know cigarettes are bad but these jingles are really well made. As someone who's spent his life around music, it's clear that to do any of these parts, you really have to be well trained, or they wouldn't come together. They probably hired studio musicians and singers who came to a session where the copyists copied out the parts that the arrangers made and they just sight-read them down, with probably little rehearsal. But to do that takes the highest level of talent at every part! And the end result comes off as smooth as glass.
April 14, 2008 Subject:
For some, smoking was better than sex
Or at least you would think so, watching beautiful women have smoking orgasms with Alpine. Also includes ludicrous shots of men smoking two cigarettes at once. All shown with lush, evocative music. Very entertaining!